There is nothing simpler to bake than a pan of good old-fashioned Irish Soda Bread. Our Easy Irish Soda Bread Recipe is not only in the simplicity of the recipe itself but easy on the budget as most quick loaves of bread are. This recipe is one of my favorites because the children can help mix and pour the batter, and it is delicious.
The local family restaurant serves an excellent Irish Soda Bread make with currants or raisins. I prefer a more traditional bread with a buttery crust baked in loaf pans to slice and use as bread for simple sandwiches or as a side dish for heart stews and creamy soups. It is best served with a good quality salted butter and at breakfast or tea adding a heaping spoonful of orange marmalade is a fantastic treat.
Easy Irish Soda Bread Recipe
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/3 cup white sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- 2 cups buttermilk
- 1/4 cup salted butter, melted
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees F – Grease a 9×5 inch loaf pan. ( I use a bit of butter)
- Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Blend egg and buttermilk together in a medium-sized mixing bowl, add liquids excluding butter to the flour mixture. Mix just until moistened. Stir in butter. Pour into prepared pan.
- Bake for 65 to 70 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the bread comes out clean. Cool on in pans. Remove bread and wrap in foil for several hours, or overnight, for best texture and flavor. Or just eat a slice, as soon as it cools a bit, with a generous slather of butter and enjoy the heck out of it!
I hope you enjoy this simple recipe. I would love to hear what your favorite Irish cuisine or other quick bread recipes in the comments.
Have a lucky day!